My Letter to the World by Dawn Peterson

$950.00
In this artist book the “unseen” is about communicating with the world and not being read. And how nature imperceptibly connects with us but her majesty can go unnoticed.

In this artist book the 3d printed rusted, iron vessel holds book pages that communicate knowledge about nature but can’t be opened because they are pressed shut by the structure. The surface of the vessel reacts slowly to nature’s unseen forces by continuing to rust.

Inside the vessel around the book pages is a poem about a forgotten letter that’s never read; a letter to the world, which never wrote back. The text is 3d printed onto super, a book binding material. In the letter the author conveys the knowledge of nature given to her by invisible hands. The enigmas of nature are in her letter but no one is reading it or communicating back.

Artist Bio

Dawn is interested in working with various materials and textures. She especially likes to combine traditional artist book techniques, structures and materials with technology such as 3d printing. Dawn’s work has been published in 500 Handmade Books, Hand Papermaking, American Artist, 23 Sandy and featured on various websites. Her work is in public and private collections such a college and university libraries as well as in private companies and individuals. Living on a coastal barrier island inspires her artwork and she a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design where Prof. Dawn teaches drawing, design elements and principles. She is a member of the College Book Arts Association, Rhino FabLab and North American Hand Papermakers.